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Horrible, nasty and a fact of life when camping!  This summer may prove to be a bad one when it comes to the amount of ticks that we have to deal with while out camping.  The health department is making a huge effort to have everyone be aware of the tic concern.  Have you seen the giant billboards?  And as Scouts, we should always “Be Prepared” for the reality of what is out there in the woods, or even your backyard.  Please check out the links below to learn more...

 


Alpha-Gal/Lone Star Ticks (Potentially life long meat allergies):
https://grist.org/article/lone-star-ticks-are-a-carnivores-nightmare-and-theyre-just-waking-up/External Link

Powassan Virus/Deer Tick (Death/Perm disability):
https://www.today.com/health/worse-lyme-tick-borne-powassan-virus-worries-experts-t110892External Link

Lyme Disease/Deer Tick (Variety)
https://www.inverse.com/article/28697-lyme-disease-spread-mapExternal Link

Effecting Anti-bug Sprays (for clothing and skin)
https://www.ticksafety.com/removal-prevention/tick-repellents/External Link

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